When Soohu comes into your life

Before Freya was born, we opted to buy a baby carrier knowing full well, I would love using it for walks sometimes over taking the travel system out and about. I was always a little wary about the idea of slings and wraps, so opted for a traditional baby wearing carrier instead. When I was offered the chance recently to try out the Soohu Sling from Diono, I was excited and intrigued to see if I preferred it to my usual baby wearing carrier.

In order to put it to the test, I tried it out during a family walk as well as in the garden to potter around at home. The 5 in 1 sling has a range of comfortable positions depending on the size of baby and how best the sling feels on you.

We swapped between two different styles of baby carry; the hip carry and the front carry. We tried out the forward facing carry but Freya was having none of that one (probably not wise to test it out on a teething grumpy baby)!

The most comfortable position for me was having Freya on my hip due to her being the weight she is now, but I can imagine if I’d had the sling from the newborn days, I would have loved to have her snuggled into my chest. She’s 8 months now and very long so carrying her in general is getting harder but I have to be admit the sling made it that bit easier and didn’t seem to have a big impact on my left shoulder which carried the weight of the sling itself.

Overall I really like that the sling goes from 0-24 months or 3.6 kg to 15.9kg. When Freya was born she was actually under the 3.6kg weight due to being 2.5 weeks earlier but in those early days, I wasn’t exactly brave enough to venture out baby wearing and opted for my pushchair instead. I definitely think with baby no 2 (in the future before you think I’m announcing a pregnancy), I would use the sling from the early days as close contact with baby is something I absolutely loved from the early days. I still love it don’t get me wrong, but it’s a lot harder when your baby is nearing 20lb!

Laura x

*The sling was sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review. All content and photos are my own*
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A Gift from the Heart

My first mothers day had been and gone but I received some lovely gifts from Freya and Bob, not it’s creeping up every so quickly to Bob’s first fathers day and it’s time for me to start thinking about presents.

One way to make fathers day special regardless of whether it’s their first one or not is to look at engraved gifts for him.

For me, my other half is a big watch fan and the idea of getting him something personalised on an item he would wear day-to-day sounds fantastic. That’s why Personalised Watches were one of the first things I started looking at when I began my hunt for the perfect 1st fathers day present.

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